According members of our board who have been around for a while, every so often over the years, the gallery has had times of crisis when funds were extremely tight.
We are now in one of those times—the gallery is currently broke. The ongoing challenge of operating with decreased city funding and increased operating costs has put us in a difficult position. While we have steadily grown our event programming over the past few years, we have also found that our membership dollars and donations through fundraising have declined, leaving us currently "in the hole."
We urgently need your financial support. In addition to continuing to encourage our supporters to contribute via the Annie B's Community Drive (until September 30,), we are also initiating a new fundraising campaign that we'll be working on over the next several months.
We are planning several fundraising events for the coming month (in addition to returning to music programming, which has been on hiatus for the past month to allow for the current installation show.)
You can also always make a donation here on our website!
Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info on these fun upcoming fundraising events!
(Please note, to reduce costs we will not be mailing a postcard announcement for the following events. Please spread the word and tell your friends!).
Saturday September 26 from 6-9pm
Fundraising Campaign Kick-off / Rent Party
Enjoy free live music and snacks while mingling amongst the current installation show. Buy some drinks and t-shirts and help us pay our October rent! Annie B's donations will also thankfully accepted at this event.
Thursday October 1, 5-8pm
We're extending our current show (Judith Leinen) to be open for Art Walk. Stop by and have a beer and see the show!
Friday October 9, 6-9pm
Artober Artstravaganza Salon Fundraiser Sale
Calling all artists and makers! This is an open-entry, first-come first-served chance to bring in your art to sell off the gallery walls (and make space for new art in your studio!). All media including local hand-made goods, sculpture, ceramics, prints, drawings, and everything in between. Show your support for the gallery, and make room in your studio for new, bad-ass art. 50/50 split artist/gallery. Bargain pricing encouraged. Salon-style, you install—up to a maximum of 36 square feet of wall space per person, or as space allows. Install work during gallery open hours on October 8 and 9. Additional details to be announced soon.
Friday October 23, 6-8pm
Face/Off—Open Entry Masquerade Fundraiser
Open-entry mask show. Create a unique mask to be offered for silent auction to raise money for the gallery. $10 gets you a mask blank and a place in the show. During the event your mask will be modeled by one of our hot house models, and buyers will be able to take their mask home with them the evening of the reception. Pick up a masks during gallery open hours beginning this Saturday, September 19. Work drop-off dates: October 16 and 17. More details available on our website soon.